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Sunday, December 31, 2006

artistamps


artistamps 1, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

These are my first attempt at artistamps - they are approx 1.25 inches square. I made them for a swap, they will be be mounted onto art trading cards. A fun format to work with, the small size makes them quick and easy. And the bright colours are always my favourites - good old tria pens!

Create


create, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

Made with black marker and watercolour pencils. I am going to take this to work and put it up beside my desk.

noel


noel, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

Also done in watercolour pencils.

Believe


BELIEVE, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

This is a sign that I made that is sitting above my window over the holiday season. Watercolour pencils.

snowfall


snowfall, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

My Christmas Card for 2006


ANGEL, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

This is the Christmas Card design that I chose for 2006. In the past, I have done individual drawn cards, but this time I decided to do a more intricate design, and have it professionally printed. I then matted the prints and put them onto cardstock. I kept the original, and framed it as an addition to my holiday decorations.

Saturday, December 02, 2006

A Faerie's Cradle


A Faerie's Cradle, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

This drawing was done by my 13 1/2 year old daughter, Amanda. Ink and watercolours.

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Third Angel


angel1, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

Another Angel. Marker on Watercolour Paper.

Rose


angel2, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

Angel


angel3, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

I did a bunch of angels for christmas the other night, and thought I would share them here.

Thank You


Thank You, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

For Illustration Friday. Happy Thanksgiving to my American Friends!

Monday, November 13, 2006

Illustration Friday: CLEAR


CLEAR, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

For Illustration Friday. I added glitter gel and paint pens on top of the regular marker, for more sparkle.

How To Draw A Nutcracker


Nutcracker Lesson, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

Here are some simple steps for drawing your own Christmas Nutcracker. Once you have him mastered, you can feature him in your journals, on your cards, or on scrapbook pages!

If you like this lesson, you may want to consider my new class - HOLIDAY DOODLES....

This new handout contains 20 pages and over 85 original designs in Christmas themes.

The cost is $20.00 payable through cheque or paypal.

Sunday, October 29, 2006

Happy Halloween


Happy Halloween, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

This is a postcard that I did for a Halloween postcard swap that we had with people who have signed up for my online classes....we have exchanges from time to time, and they are always wonderful!
I have been using watercolour paper lately for my cards...the paper really shows of the vibrancy of the Letraset pens!
These handsome models are on my mantle this time of year, in case you were wondering.

Trick Or Treat


Trick Or Treat, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

A postcard for Cindy....

Autumn Border


Autumn Border, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

A border in my journal. At this moment it sits alone on the page, waiting for the perfect autumn quote to join it...

I Bid you Welcome


I Bid you Welcome, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

In the spirit of the season, I am posting some pages that I have started in a copy of Bram Stoker's novel DRACULA that I am altering. It is a work in progress, and these pages that I am posting are far from complete...
I found a copy of this book at a garage sale, and spent most of the summer searching other garage sales and flea markets for pieces of broken jewelery, buttons, and other things that lent themselves to a vampire theme...and I am still searching! This project may take a while, but that is part of the fun....

Dracula Eye


Dracula Eye, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

Another page from my Dracula altered book. The page is torn, with the eye illustration set behind it.

I am a Vampire


I am a Vampire, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

Another 2 page spread from my Dracula altered book. Pen and Ink Lettering, window was drawn and coloured, and then pasted on top of page.

Addams Family Credo


Addams Family Credo, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

A page from the Dracula Altered Book. Pen and Ink lettering, button from a garage sale.

Forever Exist


Forever Exist, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

This is the inside back cover of my Dracula Altered Book. The medallion is set inside a niche that I cut out, and the lettering is pen and coloured pencil, on top of black acrylic paint.

Saturday, September 16, 2006

Change


Change, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

For Illustration Friday. With watercolours and markers.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Farmingdale Adult Day Care


fadc8, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

These are the students, enjoying Jo's doodle class!

If you would like to try the dragonfly doodle, click on the link below to the archive of the lesson.

More Dragonflies


fadc4, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

Courtesy of the Farmingdale Adult Day Care.

Dragonfly Doodles


fadc3, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

These Delightful Doodles are courtesy of the Farmingdale Adult Day Care. Jo Wider, an online friend (and now a student of mine) works as a volunteer with this group of alzheimer patients, and thought she would try teaching them my sample dragonfly lesson. I think they are wonderful!

Monday, September 11, 2006

Queen


queen, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

an atc I have for trade. You can see more at the link below

blue eyed goth


blue eyed goth, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

Sharpie Marker and Tria Markers....

Sunday, September 10, 2006

35


35 1, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

CIndy-Lou


cindy, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

Just a little illustration I did.

Monday, September 04, 2006

Safe


Safe, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

For Illustration Friday. Where do you feel safe?

Little Girl


Little Girl, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

Practice drawing in my moleskine sketchbook - from a vintage photograph I found on the web. My kids think she is "creepy", but I like her!

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Illustration Friday : RUN


Run, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

They plague us all....

What Kind of Pens Do I Use?

I am often asked what kind of pens I use -
I use TRIA LETRASET PENS in the PANTONE colours - they have 3 tips on each pen, and nothing compares to their intensity!

They are available at Dick Blick online - I have a link to them on my sidebar.
Someday, I will have one in every shade.....

Monday, August 21, 2006

Match


Match, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

For Illustration Friday.

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Mail Art Postcard Side 2


Mail Art Postcard Side 2, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

This is for a mail art swap. Just micron pens and some markers. It took me 2 hours, but I think it was worthwhile!
Designs for this are in my MORE DELIGHTFUL DOODLES class.

Mail Art Postcard Side 1


Mail Art Postcard Side 1, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

For a Mail Art Swap. Designs on this postcard are from my MORE DELIGHTFUL DOODLES class...

Pierre The Listener


Pierre The Listener, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

Check out his ears! This guy will be listening to ALL our conversations on the patio.

Andre The Guardian


Andre The Guardian, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

Once this guy is fired and done, I am going to place him up on the brick wall in my backyard....

When you can't find the gargoyles you like for your yard, just make 'em!

Green Man


Green Man, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

I have made this out of clay, to hang in my garden. It still needs to be fired - just made today - I will try to remember to post a photo when it is done...

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Star Faerie


Star Faerie, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

Yeah, she is my favourite.

Blue Faerie


Blue Faerie, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

I have been playing with this kind of colour scheme, and I really like how it turned out on this one....

Purple Star Faerie


Purple Star Faerie, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

I like her face.

Play


Play, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

For Illustration Friday. A bass for my daddy.

Saturday, August 12, 2006

introducing...SUPERIOR SCRIBBLES!


Superior Scribbles, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

At last, I am introducing the much anticipated third installment of my DOODLES series,
SUPERIOR SCRIBBLES!!!!

18 pages containing 74 new designs with step-by-step instructions.
For the $20.00 fee you recieve:
- the 18 page handout in pdf format
-exclusive membership to an online group for fun and support, where you can post your own drawings
-support from me whenever you need it

Themes included in this class are:
WESTERN
APPLIQUE
RIBBONS
HATS
IN THE GARDEN
FAERIES
FLORALS
BUGS
BORDERS
UNDER THE SEA
THINK TROPICAL
TOO CUTE!

If you are interested in receiving this class, simply click on the "Pay Now" button on the sidebar!

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Dust Bunnies


dust bunnies, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

Okay, so the Illustration Friday subject was "CLEAN". I took a look around, and this is what came to mind. Don't judge me.

Sunday, July 30, 2006

Dragonfly lesson


dragonflylesson, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

Here is a little lesson on how to draw a dragonfly. This is the type of lesson you will find in my doodles classes....

Tydragonfly, this one is for you!

Words of Wisdom


Hold an Image, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

I loved the truth of this quote. Done with markers and watercolours.

Scents of Home


Scents of Home, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

Just a fun page in my journal. It smelled so nice, that I had to record it!

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Cathe's book


cathe's book, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

This is a page that I did for Cathe's deco "Creative Edge", which is going to be sent around PHAP's members. I just read the article by the wonderful Violette about visual journaling in the new issue of CLOTH*PAPER*SCISSORS and as always was inspired by this lady's style....

The pocket contains little slips of paper with journal prompts on them.

If you haven't stopped by already, take the time to visit Violette's site at
http://www.violette.ca
you will be glad that you did!

Sunday, July 23, 2006

Opposites


Opposites, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

For Illustration Friday.
My husband didn't think this was a good example of opposites.
"They are both Queens!", he argued.
"Wouldn't the opposite of a Queen be a King?"

And I thought that by now he understood women.

The Sea Has a Daughter.


The Sea Has a Daughter., originally uploaded by sapphire252.

I finally finished this journal page, when I found the perfect quote!